Thursday, July 31, 2008

I've been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Nadine at

How this works

These are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My facts:

1. I can tie cherry stems with my tongue.

2. I can count to 10 in seven languages.

3. I do not have cable or satelite, but I have 5 working televisions.

4. I have about 2,500 DVDs for those TVs.

5. My favorite color is purple.

6. I can quote Shakespeare and Monty Python.

7. My guilty pleasure is historical romance novels.

Sites I've tagged:

1. Michaele at

2. Pat at

3. Terry at

4. Manu at

5. Brandy at

6. Deb at

7. Dana at

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

DXD July Grab Bag Revealed & Freebie

You have just a few more days to get my July Grab Bag at DigibyDesign.

If you like surprises, please don't look at the following previews - LOL!

Here is a set of pages.

Here is a full kit.

Here are some safety pins to colorize to match your layouts.

This is a Commercial Use overlay.

This is a lovely formal alpha.

Here is a nice template.

This template is also in rectangle format. Both are personal use only.

You'll really like this nice set of summer papers.

You can find all of this in my July Grab bag at DigibyDesign...

The grab bag is just $2.00 - a SUPER bargain, as each item inside is worth over $2.00 alone. I usually don't resell my grab bag pieces separately after the grab bag is over, so you may want to get these now!

And, I created a little matching freebie for you. It matches the Kelly Papers.

Have a great day!


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Monday, July 28, 2008

Retiring Kits!!!! Just a few days left!!!

I have LOTS of kits retiring at the end of this month in my Deco-Pages Store and my DigibyDesign Store. There are simply too many to show previews for, but I will list them all.

At Deco-Pages (none over $3.00!!!!!)
Windsor Square
Coffee and A Cookie
Suffolk Garden Kit & QPs
Mediterranean Spice Kit, AddOn & Grab Bag
Frosty Fun (mega kit)
Wild Plum Petal Pack & QP
Aruba Daydream
Cozy Comfort
Little Royal Mega Kit (and the whole collection)
Just Desserts (mega kit)
Bobbing for Apples (mega kit)
Victoria I & Victoria II
Landau I, II & III
Spring Blossom & AddOn & QPs
Inner Spirit Collection (all 10 kits, addons and extras)
Flower Fair Alphas, Elements and Kit
Brushed Lily Papers
BowKaDots Kit, Extra Elements & QP
Sunstripe Combo
Rosebud Kit: Rose

AND YOU GET 40% OFF every purchase of $10.00 or more of RoseMadeDesigns Products!!!!

At DigibyDesign (all 50% off!!!!!!!)

Earth Voices & AddOn
Kiss Me Kate Kit, Album & AddOn
Simply Spring Blush, Mint, Lemon, Sky, Lilac, Addon & Lilac AddOn
Sweet Summer & AddOn
Sweet Summer Gingham
Tea Rose & AddOn
Vintage Meadow & AddOn
Vintage Meadow 2


After July 31st, these kits will be retired!!!!!


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Saturday, July 26, 2008

42% OFF at Studio Style Designs!

I have over 20 NEW items at Studio Style Designs, and they are 42% off for this weekend only (July 25th-July 27th).
There are quick pages, full kits, mini kits, brag books pages and commercial use items, too!
So, if you have had your eye on any of my products, NOW is the time to get them.
See all my SSD products here:

With soft purples and aqua, Lovin’ Lilac is a great kit for girly and Valentine layouts. This is the fifth kit in my Color Jam series. You’ll love the softly textured papers in solids, stripes and sweet heart patterns. The elements (over 40 pieces) include loopy bows, tags, frames, hearts and flowers. Two alphas are even in the kit! Brag Book sets and an AddOn Kit are also available.
More Details

Find the Lovin' Lilac Kit (sale price $3.77) here:

I have Commercial Use Templates for Hybrid albums available. There are sets for pages for the Maya Road Heart Album and the Abby Road Home Album. I also have a Cosmo Cricket Kate Album Template set of 4 layered templates so you can put together a Kate Album in no time at all!
Designers are welcome to use these to create quick page sets, and personal scrappers can use them for creating family albums —NO CREDIT REQUIRED!

Find the Heart Templates here (They are just $3.48 on sale):
Find the Home Templates here (They are just $2.90 on sale):
Find the Kate Album Templates here (They are just $3.48 on sale):

Are you ready to show off something fabulous? Do you have a new car, a new job or a new hairstyle? Make them Lime green with Envy! This is the third kit in my Color Jam series. Full of fantastic bright colors like lime and hot pink – along with neutral black and grey – this kit can be used for so many pages! You’ll love the softly textured papers in solids and fun patterns. The elements (over 55 pieces) include beaded dragonflies, ribbons, stitched journaling boxes, bows, bottle caps and more. A full alpha is even in the kit!
More Details

Find the Lime Envy Kit (sale price $3.77) here:

Don't miss this sale. More NEW products are coming soon to my Studio Style Designs store this weekend!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ARRRRG! I've been pirated! Chat News & Freebie!

Please excuse the following vent before we get to today's design news...

Well, it had to happen sooner or later...I learned from two very helpful ladies that one of my kits had been listed on 4shared for other folks to download at will. Thanks very much Jen and Sue for letting me know!!!!

I am not going to name names or even say which kit it was, but that 4shared account has been closed by 4shared, and hopefully this person will stop pirating. I also hope that no one else was pirated by this person. I am much calmer now than when I first got this news. Oh my, was I miffed! My visiting family were a little surprised at what thoughts I expressed out loud - LOL.

I want to believe that this person simply did not understand that taking something that has been created by another person and giving it away is wrong. Perhaps this person was not taught that stealing is wrong. Maybe this person does not have a grasp of how time consuming it is to design kits. Maybe this person just does not get it...redistributing someone else's work - EVEN FREEBIES - is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!!!

I do not earn my living by doing this (although that would be a great thing), but I do earn some money. This fills a gas tank or two or buys my kids some clothes or shoes. So every kit I don't sell is a bit of something my family doesn't get. And, there are some designers who do have the talent and customer base to earn a living doing remember that the next time you see a download link.

For more information, please see Jen's great blog about piracy:

Please, let the designer know when you see piracy!

Okay...thanks for reading...back to our regularly-scheduled design news...

Sugar Kiss and Sugar Kiss AddOn by RoseMadeDesigns are the featured kits for the Tea for Tuesday Chat this week.These kits are mostly feminine, but they can be used for everyday layouts, too.You can get these kits for 50% OFF TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY ONLY!!!

Find the Sugar Kiss kit here in the store:

Find the Sugar Kiss AddOn kit here in the store:

If you attend the chat on Tuesday at 2 PM ET, you will receive an attendance gift:

If you submit a qualifying layout for the challenge and post it in the Chat Gallery, you will receive this posting gift:

I look forward to seeing you at the chat and seeing your challenge layouts.

Here is today's matches Sugar Kiss, Sugar Kiss AddOn and Sugar Kiss 2.

Images and links have been removed since the DigibyDesign store has closed.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Freebie & Super Saver Sunday!

DigibyDesign has extended the Super Saver Saturday Sale through Sunday!
I have a few items on sale for 50% off including this combo set of Paper Packs. There are 22 papers in loads of versatile shades for just $3.50 on Sunday only!

You can find the papers here:

I created a matching mini freebie from 2 of the dark papers.

Click the image to download.

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mid-Month Madness & Freebie

I feel like highlighting some of my hybrid things today.

I've got a collection of cute Jack Album pages on sale for 98 cents each during Mid-Month Madness at DigibyDesign.

The lime green, purple and pink make this an awesome set for your girls!
Each set has a photo-ready page, a journaling block and a blank page for you to use with the journaling block or to decorate yourself or make an album cover.

See all of my Mid-Month Madness items here:

A fellow designer at DigibyDesign, Manu, has a great offer!

She has a collaborative kit that has proceeds going to help someone with a severe illness to renovate her home to make it more accessible for her disability. Here are Manu's details:

Another product I wanted to show again is "Better Than Diamonds" - a collab made together with Rikki Scraps and Fotosusu. It's a wonderful kit for scrapping photos of your friends.

This Kit comes with these items:

25 papers
55 elements (incl. 5 wordarts about friends or friendship)
1 template (layered .psd, separate .png files also included)
1 full alpha set with numbers and punctuation marks

It's $ 5.00 only and all our proceeds are for a good purpose. If you read this, get the kit, show me your invoice from DXD and you'll recieve a quickpage made of the kit.

If you can show me also a LO you made with "Better Than Diamonds" (link to gallery) you'll take part in a lottery:
1st: $ 10 Gift Certificate from my shop
2nd: 1 Kit of your choice from my shop

Email me with "BTD Lottery" in the subject line (Email addy can be found in my TOU incl. in kit) until 08/03 (that's when I'm back from vacation ;)).

So, please get this great kit and a great feeling knowing that you are making someone's life a little easier! And, email that gallery link to Manu and get a chance for some great gifts.
I'm getting this myself. I just love Manu's designs!!!!

I have another great collection in the Mid-Month Madness Sale. It is called Abby, and I love the versatile...masculine, feminine, even Independence Day layouts (if you are as behind as I am - LOL).

You can see it here:

My freebie is for a hybrid luggage tag quick page that matches the Abby Collection, but I did a traditional digital layout with it to show you that anyone can use it.

These are some pictures taken from my newly "company clean" living room!

Luggage Tag Template by Dana Conditt.
Kit is Abby by RoseMadeDesigns
Chipboard Action by Atomic Cupcake on Gill Sans Ultra Bold Font.
Staples Action by Tracy King
Flowers Action by Roseli Padoveze

And, here is the Abby Luggage Tag Quick Page 1!

I'll have a "regular" quick page for you in the next day or so (in 2 sizes for you rectangle folks).

Click the image to download.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chat Freebies, Mid-Month Madness and Posting Gifts...Oh My!

It's a a busy week for me. This week is Mid-Month Madness at DigibyDesign, and I have 2 chats there, as well. Plus, I have company coming for 10 days starting Sunday...and do you think my house is "company clean"? Nuh-uh!

This week's Tea for Tuesday chat - which is TODAY - has Sugarplum Grunge by RoseMadeDesigns as the featured kit.You can get this kit for 50% OFF TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY ONLY!!! It is on sale for just $2.50!

Find it in the DigibyDesign Store here:

If you attend the chat on Tuesday, July 15th, at 2 PM ET, you will receive this attendance gift:

If you submit a qualifying layout for the challenge and post it in the Chat Gallery, you will receive this posting gift:

Find out all the chat details here:

I also am featured at the Wacky Wednesday Chat this week. I have a new kit called Roxanne that will be on sale for 50% off on Wednesday, July 16th ONLY!!!

You can see the kit here:

For attending the chat at 9 PM ET on July 16th, you will receive this gift:

Posting a layout will earn you this posting gift:

Find out the details of the Wacky Wednesday Chat at DigibyDesign here:

We also have a GREAT sale going on at DigibyDesign, too! It is Mid-Month Madness time again! There are over 100 items for just 98 cents!!!! Commercial use items are in there, too!!!!

Here are a few of my things...I have 15 in all:

You can see all of my Mid-Month Madness items (all just 98 cents) here:

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Freebie, Gift with Purchase and More!


I hope everyone survived the cookouts and fireworks in the States! We had hot dogs, hamburgers, curly fries, potato salad baked beans and watermelon. It was nummmmmmy!

I am really excited about what I have to share with you today. Now, I have to say that I am not a beach person. I did some ocean swimming as a kid, but even then, I was never much into the sand thing - LOL. But, I was really inspired when I created my Color Jam kit Cool Azul.

It is an awesome summer kit - not just for beaches. Some of the papers have a beach theme to them, but most of them don't, and there are lots of elements that have nothing to do with the beach. But, if you have beach photos to scrap, you NEED this kit!

And, I made some more stuff for it!!!!!
Here is a hybrid set of quick pages for the Ethan Chipboard Album:

And, for those of you who like a little more tropical style to your beach stuff, here is a great Gift With Purchase kit. Don't you love the beach clothes and the paper patterns? Thanks so much to Lynn Reloza of The Scrapping Garden. You will get this free when you purchase any TWO Cool Azul items in one order and send me your receipt (email is in the upper right section of the blog). This will also be available for purchase, but why not get it for FREE!

And coming tomorrow....these cool addon papers!

See the entire Cool Azul Collection HERE.

And, I can't let you leave without a freebie! This gives you an idea of what the Cool Azul kit is all about , but none of these items are in any of the kits! You get a couple of papers, a shirt, some word art and cool shades!

Click the image to download.

And, don't forget the new kits I have at Studio Style Designs and the great deals at DigitalScrapDesigns (30% off everything - CU & S4H), Deco-Pages (50% off more than 40 items plus 40% off each $10.00 or more purchase) and DigibyDesign (50% off 20 kits).


Monday, July 07, 2008

Challenges - Earn Freebies!!!!

I have lots of layout challenges going on this week and this month.

The first 2 are at DigibyDesign.
Tomorrow - July 8t - is another Tea for Tuesday Chat Challenge!
The featured kit this week is Lovin' Lilac. It's a wonderfully soft kit done in purple and aqua.
It's 50% of July 8th and 9th only (just $3.25)!

For coming to the chat at 2 PM ET July 8th, you will receive this attendance gift:
(It matches the Lovin' Lilac kit.)

And, if you use the Lovin' Lilac kit or attendance gift to create a layout, you can earn this posting gift - more pretty matching stuff!!!

The July Elements Challenge at DigibyDesign will have you working with monochromatic layouts.

If you complete the challenge, you will earn this posting gift:

Complete all the challenges at DigibyDesign to earn more parts to the Tradition Mega Kit.

At Deco-Pages, I have 2 monthly challenges.
For the Material Girl Challenge this month, we are focusing on color - using all one color to create your layout.

For posting a layout, you will earn Part 1 of my new July kit.

Find the challenge details here:

If you would like to earn Part 2 of July, participate in the Holiday Challenge at Deco-Pages.

We are scrapping Summer Activities and Dream Vacations!
Find all the Holiday Challenge details here:

I hope to see you in the chat room, galleries and forums for all of these FUN Challenges!!!!


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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Super Sales!

I have some great kits on sale for 50% off at all of my stores!

The Grand Re-Opening Sale is still going on for a few more hours at Studio Style Designs.
I have a few kits on sale for 50% off through the weekend.
Here are just a couple. Click the image to see the full details in the store.

Kidz is just $2.50!!!!

The American Heart Bracket Album is just $3.50!!!

See all my Studio Style Designs products here:

And, don't forget I have over 60 products that will be GONE, GONE, GONE on July 31st!

Save up to 50% on these items while they are still available.

I have 20 kits on sale for 50% off at DigibyDesign. You can find them here:

I have over 40 items on sale for up to 50% off at Deco-Pages.
You can find them here:
And if you spend $10.00 or more in a single order at Deco-Pages, you will save an additional 40%!!!

I also have a Grab Bag at DigibyDesign. It is only available until July 31st.
It is just $2.00 for 7 items.

You can find it here:

I'll have challenge and chat info for you tomorrow!
Have a great day!


Friday, July 04, 2008

It's July!!! Freebie, Mega Kit & Grab Bag!


Okay, I has been July for a few days - VBG. The first day of the month is always hectic for me because of all the new challenges and mega kits. I have to post the new stuff, give out the posting gifts for the previous challenges, post the links and images for mega kits...well, you get the idea.
So, I am a little late with some stuff...LOL.

Today I thought I would share what is in store for you with the DigibyDesign July Mega Kit - Summer Brights.

You can find it here for just $3.99 for a few more days (then it goes to the full $9.99 price - still a bargain):

This kit is REALLY BIG - over 80 papers, over 190 elements and 3 alphas!

Here is my contribution:

20 of my kits at DigibyDesign are being retired. On July 31st, they go into that scrapbook closet far, far away. So, you have a short time to get them.
They are all on sale for 50% off!!!

You can find them here:

Also, I have a grab bag available at DXD this month. It is just $2 for 7 different items. All are suitable for most graphics programs (PNG, JPG and PSD files).
You can find it here:

If you hurry you can see a sneak peek of what's inside by looking at the preview - although the preview shown here gives you some hints. I sent in the wrong one - LOL - but I have requested a change, so go NOW if you don't like surprises.

I will tell you what kinds of things are in there, though.
1 Commercial Use overlay
1 Personal Use Layout Template (2 sizes)
1 Personal Use/S4H Kit
1 Personal Use/S4H Paper Pack
1 Personal use/S4H Alpha Set
1 Personal Use/S4H Element Pack
1 Personal Use/S4H Brag Book Mini Set

This grab bag will be gone after July 31st, and I have no idea if I will sell the individual items after that (I tend to forget to do this, so you better get it now).

And, here is a freebie for you. It matches something inside my grab bag!


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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Kit Retirement Sale & Extra 40% OFF!

Over 60 of my products will be retired on July 31, and they will never be sold again. Most items are 50% off !!!
I have had several requests to extend my Deco-Pages Kit Retirement I have!

I have kits retiring at both Deco-Pages and DigibyDesign - each store has kits not at the other, so check them both out!
And, at Deco-Pages, save an extra 40% if your purchase of RoseMadeDesigns products totals $10.00 or more until July 31st!

Find my Deco-Pages kits here:

Find my DigibyDesign kits here:

Grab them now, or you'll miss them!!!!


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I'm Now at Studio Style Designs!

I have great news! I was asked to join the Design Team at Studio Style Designs, and I accepted.

I officially have my first product in the store in time for the great 50% off Grand Re-Opening Sale. They have been hard at work redesigning the site and updating the forum (which is still getting some adjustments), so they said, "Let's have a SALE!"

Here is what I have available so far (with more on the way very soon, if you know me - LOL)

It is my brand-new American Heart Bracket Album. This is a fabulous and versatile album for those of you trying the new hybrid-style scrapping. But, it will also be wonderful for anyone who still wants to be 100% digi! Just add a background paper behind the finished bracket page and that's it!

This is a large album set with 10 photo-ready pages, 2 journaling pages (one not shown) and 5 blank pages (you can use them for covers or make your own pages from them!).
This album is on sale for 50% oFF during the Studio Style Designs is just $3.50!
You can find it HERE.

Here are some layout examples I did using the album.

The font is Harrigton.
And, I just love the matching journaling page!

I'll be back soon with more great stuff and possible a freebie or two. You know what the first of the month means - chats, challenges, new kits...and I am already 1 day late!

Just Rambling,